Years before Dog Tales Rescue and Horse Sanctuary even had a show (Tuesdays at 9:30 p.m. ET on Gusto), they began a long battle to save a group of American pit bull terriers who were exposed to an alleged dog fighting ring and set to be euthanized. Now, almost four years later, the puppies of those dogs are finishing up their training to become some of the first-ever police pit bulls.
Sometimes the world is a funny place.
Munchkin and Dallas are two of the puppies born from those rescued pit bulls and they’ve spent the last year at the Throw Away Dogs Project in New Jersey learning how to aid police. Throw Away specializes in rehabilitating and training “misunderstood” dogs to detect narcotics, explosives and help in arson investigations. When the dogs are ready, they’re paired up with police forces or private security companies to get to work.
This week on Dog Tales Rescue, Rob (who has been passionate about these pups from the beginning) visited Munchkin and Dallas to find out just how they’re progressing. Munchkin is so great at his job, he’s going to be a pit bull ambassador for the organization and Dallas is meeting his human police partner and reporting for duty. How far these doggos have come!
Back in October 2015, 31 pit-bull-type dogs were seized in Tilbury, Ontario and designated to be put down by the OSPCA. Dog Tales determined that they could take in 21 of those dogs and kicked off the #SaveThe21 internet campaign, catching the attention of dog-lovers everywhere including Paris Hilton, Richard Branson and Don Cherry.
While Rob is off visiting Munchkin and Dallas, Danielle is saying goodbye to a long-term Dog Tales resident, and horse trainer Ilana is dealing with a particularly difficult charge. Watch the full episode of Dog Tales Rescue below.